Have a Magical Birthday

Magical Birthday cards (Magical Mermaid)

Hi, if you have followed my blog for any length of time you know that I love trying to get value for money from any product I buy which means I create a lot of cards using the one set. I also like to tweak my designs and often times change only a few features.  Today’s cards are two examples of this.  I’ve used the same design, however, I have played around with the colours.

For the first card, I coloured the mermaid using the new Stampin’ Blends (which will be available on November 1, 2017 – yay!).  I cut her out and put her aside.  I stamped the seaweed along the base of the card using Old Olive ink.  I sponged the rest of the background with Soft Sky.  Don’t worry if the background is a little splotchy in places, I think this adds a bit of visual interest.   I then painted the seaweed with more Old Olive ink.  The ink will react with the water so be careful not to use too much water. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a stitched circle die. I then assembled the card and added a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

Here’s the card…

 

Have a Magical Birthday

So for my second card, you’ll notice the overall design is the same, however, there are a number of differences. Never be afraid to remake a card changing only a few elements. It’s a great way to see what works. In this example, I’ve changed the colour scheme. I’ve popped up the mermaid. I’ve stamped the sentiment in a larger circle which gave me the opportunity to add the starfish element. I added some more bling but this time I made it match the colour scheme (and you are going to LOVE the Stampin’ Blends as I used these to colour the rhinestones).

Here’s the card…

Have a Magical Birthday

I hope posts like these encourage you to try different things when creating with your stamps. I really want you to get true value from all of your supplies…and I think it is fun trying out different variations.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to them both.


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